Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is responding to concerns about safety for his company's luxury electric vehicle, the Model S, after three recent car fires.
Electric car drivers are increasingly plugging in and charging up at Washington state's network of public car-charging stations, according to new data from the Washington state Department of Transportation.
Want to know what the nation's top city is for EVs? It's on the West Coast. And, according to a ranking by the world's biggest network of EV chargers, That city has lots of company, with five of the top 10 cities in the U.S. near the Pacific Ocean.
Saw my first Tesla Model S in person last night. Its license plate boasted, ‘GAS LOL.’ Gas may be a funny concept to Tesla car owners, but they might not be laughing about some recent news.
The governors of Oregon and seven other states are pledging to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on roads and highways by 2025.
Electric car company Tesla Motors' shares dropped Wednesday after a video of one of their cars on fire hit the internet.
Electric car maker Tesla Motors powered ahead with a charging station expansion Thursday.
Imagine paying less than a dollar per gallon for your commute, compared to today's statewide averages that hover just under $4. the U.S. Department of Energy figures the per-gallon equivalent cost to charge an electric vehicle is below $1 in Oregon, Idaho and Washington.
Politicians' earlier goals for electric car sales may have been overly optimistic. But so far this year, consumers on the West Coast are buying electric vehicles at an accelerating pace.
The automaker Nissan says sales of its fully electric Leaf compact surpassed all other Nissan models at dealers in the Seattle and Portland areas this spring.
A 1980 Medford High School graduate has developed a first-of-its-kind, fully electric off-road racing vehicle that is capable of performing alongside traditional fuel-driven off-road vehicles.
In the last couple years, you've seen mass-produced, 100 percent electric cars take to the streets in the Northwest. In the same vein, now come the first battery powered buses. And we're not talking about trolley buses that get juice from overhead wires.
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council says more electric cars on the roads will use more power in the future. Two reasons they're seeing greater demand than previously expected: high gas prices and rapid improvement in EV technology.
A common criticism of President Obama's $800 billion stimulus package has been that it failed to produce anything. Don't tell that to Annette Herrera. She was 50 when the auto supplier she worked for closed its factory. Then, after being unemployed for 2½ years, she got a job at a new lithium-ion battery plant.
One of the first fast charge locations for electric cars in Oregon opened Monday at the Hollywood Fred Meyer in Portland.
RICHLAND, Wash. -- Three new projects at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are aimed at improving renewable energy efficiency and production. They will look at replacing magnets in wind turbines and electric vehicles, storing solar power at high temperatures, and finding a new way to heat and cool electric vehicles.
As the Pacific Northwest integrates more renewable energy into the power grid, grid operators sometimes have trouble handling the variability it brings. Researchers have found a way to use electric vehicles to balance the unpredictable nature of the wind.
A Portland partnership announces its open-to-the-public electric vehicle charging stations comprise the nation's first "Electric Avenue."